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Antifreeze in fuel bowl???

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I just bought a 94.5 F350 with the early PS in it. I got it for a song because it wasn't starting. But I am suspecting sabotage. Is there any place where the cooling system crosses the fuel system? I ask because when I put a new fuel filter in it, it will run for a short time (half an hour or so), then it stops (I've already established that the 'water in fuel' light or sensor is not working correctly). Then when i drain the fuel bowl, there's what looks like green antifreeze sitting on the bottom of the pan???

Just wondering is this possible normally, or did someone sabotage this vehicle? I'm already leaning toward dropping and flushing the tanks.
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The only place you would normally see the two interface would be due to cracked injector cups in the head (usually you will see fuel in the coolant bottle as fuel normally at the higher pressure). You need specialized tools to remove and replace the cups (contact Rosewood Diesel, they have kits). Cheers!

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No fuel in my coolant bottle, fortunately. Looks like I have sabotage.
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Update: found INCHES of water in primary tank, along with what looked like separated layers of offroad diesel and B20. Doesn't B20 mix with offroad diesel? I put what was being marketed as B20 in that tank myself, thinking the fuel gauge could have been wrong. However, that stuff separated out. Now dropping secondary.
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